Below is the winter concert schedule for the East, West, and STEM bands, choirs and orchestras.
12/7 – 7:00-9:00 pm – East Winter Choir Concert
12/7 – 7:00-9:00 pm – West Winter Chorus Concert
12/17 – 7:00-9:00 pm – STEM Winter Orchestra and Choir Concerts
12/18 – 7:00-9:00 pm – East Winter Orchestra Concert
12/19 – 7:00-9:00 pm – West Winter Band and Orchestra Concerts
1/9/2019 – 7:00-9:00 pm – East Winter Band Concert
The Downingtown East Choir will be performing the National Anthem at the Wells Fargo Center for the franchise opener of the Philadelphia Wings, a professional men’s lacrosse team, at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Below are links to a publicity poster as well as ticket order form with instructions. Choir members who wish to participate are asked to sell at least three tickets to earn themselves a free ticket to the game plus a little extra profit for their DSF accounts.
Thurs., Oct. 11: 4th period in Choir Room 307- Dr. Katherine Skovira, Downingtown High School alumnus and professional soprano vocalist will coach our prospective district choir auditionees and tell us about her new contemporary music ensemble SoundLAB that will be taking part in an upcoming two week music festival collaboration with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Mon., Nov. 19: 4th and 6th periods in Choir Room 307- Dr. Amy Voorhees, Director of Choral Activities at Susquehanna University will coach our Concert Choir and Masterworks Choir on their Winter Concert repertoire and tell us about opportunities to continue their studies at Susquehanna University.
Senior DEHS music student, Malaika Paralkar was selected as the winner of the High School Composition Contest hosted by Susquehanna University. Submissions were open to all 9-12 grade Pennsylvania students and pieces were evaluated based on musical quality, originality and appropriateness for performance by music major undergraduates . She will receive a $1,000 prize, plus a travel allowance to attend a live performance of her brass quintet piece entitled Triumph on March 26, 2019 at Susquehanna University. Malaika is a current member of the Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Marching Band and Instrumental Ensemble at DEHS and is a former AP Music Theory student. Malaika, who wants to major in music composition, hopes to get feedback on her work from Susquehanna University’s musicians and theory professors so that she can use it as part of her college application portfolio.
We had great weather and an amazing turnout for our Music in Motion Cavalcade of Bands competition at Downingtown’s Kottmeyer Stadium on Saturday, September 29th. The evening was a huge success. We would like to thank our sponsors, business advertisers, School Board and Administration, and our many parent and student volunteers for making this all possible. We hope you enjoyed the show. For details of the event and the evening, visit our Cavalcade page.